Yet there is a surprising amount of similarity when you cast your eye around. Eucs of course are ubiquitous. A walk in Bold Park turned up a range of other familiar-looking plants. Few of these would grow well in Wollongong, but for the dreamers, here are some familiar, beautiful or just plain interesting species.
|One of the most spectacular local Banksias|
is the Firewood Banksia (B. menziesii).
Both the foliage and the flowerheads are
stunning, and they grow so well here!
|Another local banksia, Acorn Banksia|
(B. prionotes) is also spectacular, though
this photo doesn't do it justice.
|A swathe of Coast Sword Sedge growing happily at|
Now this one's definitely confusing for the uninitiated. I figured it was a peculiar grass and turned to Facebook for help. Had a few suggestions but I'm still none the wiser. Any ideas?
|A beautiful and unfamiliar plant, but one that would|
make a great accent plant if I could work out where and
how to grow it. And what it is!
|This is more like it! A Zamia Palm! This species|
is Riedle's Zamia (Macrozamia riedlei), quite
similar to the local Burrawang (M. communis).
|This Saltbush would look very at home in an|
Illawarra garden. It's Rhagodia baccata, and
Illawarra hosts the related R. candolleana.
|The pattern formed by bark on the Silver Princess|
Gum is known as minni richi, with lots of small
curling pieces that split away from the trunk.